Life Course Essential Reading

Books

Elder, Glen H., Jr., ed. 1985. Life Course Dynamics: Trajectories and Transitions, 1968-1980. (Project of SSRC Committee on the Life Course.) Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Elder, Glen H., Jr., John Modell, and Ross D. Parke, eds. 1993. Children in Time and Place: Developmental and Historical Insights. Cambridge Studies in Social and Emotional Development. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Conger, Rand D., and Glen H. Elder, Jr. 1994. Families in Troubled Times: Adapting to Change in Rural America. Hawthorne, NY: Aldine. (In collaboration with Frederick O. Lorenz, Ronald L. Simons, and Les B. Whitbeck.)

Moen, Phyllis, Glen H. Elder, Jr., and Kurt Lüscher, eds. 1995. Examining Lives in Context: Perspectives on the Ecology of Human Development. Essays in honor of Urie Bronfenbrenner. Washington, D.C.: APA Press.

Cairns, Robert B., Glen H. Elder, Jr., and E. Jane Costello, eds. 1996. Developmental Science. Cambridge Studies in Social and Emotional Development. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Giele, Janet Z., and Glen H. Elder, Jr., eds. 1998. Methods of Life Course Research: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. (Japanese language edition published, 2003)

Elder, Glen H., Jr. 1999. Children of the Great Depression: Social Change in Life Experience. 25th Anniversary Edition. Boulder, CO: Westview Press. (Originally published in 1974, University of Chicago Press.)

Elder, Glen H., Jr., and Rand D. Conger. 2000. Children of the Land: Adversity and Success in Rural America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.  Recipient of the 2000/2002 William J. Goode Award, American Sociological Association (Section on Family).

Articles, Essays, and Chapters

Elder, Glen H., Jr., and Avshalom Caspi. 1990. “Studying Lives in a Changing Society: Sociological and Personological Explorations.” Pp. 201-247 in Studying Persons and Lives, edited by Albert I. Rabin, Robert A. Zucker, Robert A. Emmons, and Susan Frank. (Henry A. Murray Lecture Series.) New York: Springer.

Elder, Glen H., Jr. 1992. “The Life Course.” Pp. 1120-1130 in The Encyclopedia of Sociology, edited by Edgar and Marie Borgatta (Volume 3). New York: MacMillan.

Elder, Glen H., Jr. 1992. “Models of the Life Course.” Contemporary Sociology 21(2): 632-635.

Elder, Glen H., Jr. 1995. “The Life Course Paradigm: Social Change and Individual Development.” Pp. 101-139 in Examining Lives in Context: Perspectives on the Ecology of Human Development, edited by Phyllis Moen, Glen H. Elder, Jr., and Kurt Lüscher. (APA Science Volumes.) Washington: APA Press.

Elder, Glen H., Jr., and Angela M. O’Rand. 1995. “Adult Lives in a Changing Society.” Pp. 452-475 in Sociological Perspectives on Social Psychology, edited by Karen S. Cook, Gary Alan Fine, and James S. House. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Elder, Glen H., Jr. 1996. “Human Lives in Changing Societies: Life Course and Developmental Insights.” Pp. 31-62 in Developmental Science, edited by Robert B. Cairns, Glen H. Elder, Jr., and E. Jane Costello. Cambridge Studies in Social and Emotional Development. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Elder, Glen H., Jr., Linda K. George, and Michael J. Shanahan. 1996. “Psychosocial Stress Over the Life Course.” Pp. 247-292 in Psychosocial Stress: Perspectives on Structure, Theory, Life Course, and Methods, edited by Howard B. Kaplan. Orlando, FL: Academic Press.

Elder, Glen H., Jr. 1998. “The Life Course and Human Development.” Pp. 939-991 in Handbook of Child Psychology, edited by Richard M. Lerner (Volume 1: Theoretical Models of Human Development). New York: Wiley.

Elder, Glen H., Jr. 1998. “The Life Course as Developmental Theory.” Child Development 69(1): 1-12.

Elder, Glen H., Jr. 2000. “The Life Course.” Pp. 1614-1622 in Encyclopedia of Sociology, edited by Edgar F. Borgatta and Rhonda J.V. Montgomery (Volume 3). Second Edition. New York: Macmillan Reference USA.

Elder, Glen H., Jr. 2001.  “Life Course: Sociological Aspects.” Pp. 8817-8821 in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, edited by Neil J. Smelser and Paul B. Baltes (Volume 13).  Oxford: Elsevier.

Elder, Glen H., Jr. 2002. “Historical Times and Lives: A Journey Through Time and Space.” Pp. 194-218 in Looking at Lives:  American Longitudinal Studies of the 20th Century, edited by Erin Phelps, Frank F. Furstenberg, Jr., and Anne Colby (Chapter 8). New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Elder, Glen H., Jr., and Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson. 2002. “The Life Course and Aging: Challenges, Lessons, and New Directions.” Pp. 49-81 in Invitation to the Life Course: Toward New Understandings of Later Life, Part II, edited by Richard A. Settersten, Jr. Amityville, NY: Baywood.

Elder, Glen H., Jr., and Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson. 2002. “Perspectives on Human Development in Context.” Pp. 153-175 in Psychology at the Turn of the Millennium, edited by Claes von Hofsten and Lars Bäckman (Volume 2: Social, Developmental, and Clinical Perspectives).  Hove East Sussex, United Kingdom: Psychology Press Ltd.

Modell, John, and Glen H. Elder, Jr. 2002. “Children Develop in History: So What’s New?” Pp. 173-205 in Child Psychology in Retrospect and Prospect: In Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Institute of Child Development, edited by Willard W. Hartup and Richard A. Weinberg (Minnesota Symposia on Child Psychology, Volume 32). Mahwah, New Jersey: Erlbaum.

Elder, Glen H., Jr., Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson, and Robert Crosnoe. 2003. “The Emergence and Development of the Life Course.” In Handbook of the Life Course, edited by Jeylan T. Mortimer and Michael J. Shanahan (Howard Kaplan, series editor). New York: Plenum.